Friday’s Prayer: Once and Done.
Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.– Hebrews 7:27
Lord Jesus, I wish I could get it right. I wish I could finish it all. I sit down at my desk and I can never quit get through everything on my task list the way I want to do it. I come home and I look at the “honey-do” list and I can never quite work through the list of what needs to be done. And, God, I haven’t even begun to consider the list of things you command me to do and not to do. Lord Jesus, help me see and to remember that whether I complete my tasks or whether I don’t, you finished your work of saving me. Help me see that you made the sacrifice one time and for all people when you died on the cross. There is one Savior and you are the one. You did all that needed to be done. Grant me faith to hold this so that the pressure of to-do lists, of things done and of things failed to do, doesn’t overwhelm me. Amen.